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It's the First Day of School...Forever!

R.L. Stine

Square Fish

On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says, "You're just worried about your first day in a new school."
 
At breakfast, his little brother, Eddie, splashes syrup in his hair, and there's no time to wash it. Artie has to go to school with syrup-hair. And then, on the way there, he gets splashed by a puddle that makes him look like he wet his pants. It's not just the first day of school; it's the worst day of school.
 
On the second day of school, Artie falls out of bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says, "You're just worried about your first day in a new school."
 
Huh? Today is just like the day before. Can Artie find a way to change it, before it's the first day of school…forever?
 
"A fast and goofy romp" (Booklist) that "delivers the hilarity and horror that readers love" (School Library Journal), from the master of children's horror, R.L. Stine.

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I started to climb the stone steps that led to the white double doors at the entrance. I was halfway up when I recognized the man in the brown suit at the top.

He was Mr. Jenks, the principal. I’d met him when Mom and Dad brought me to see my new school for the first time. He was shaking hands and greeting every student.

“Artie, hello,” he said. He reached out and shook my hand. I smelled peppermint on his breath. “Welcome to Ardmore.”

I was nearly through the front door when I heard
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  • It's the First Day of School. . . Forever! Book Trailer

    Artie is living his first and WORST day of school over and over again. How will he break the cycle?

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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from R.L. Stine's children's horror novel It's the First Day of School... Forever!, narrated by Matthew Brown. On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says: "You're just worried about your first day in a new school." At breakfast, his little brother, Eddie, splashes syrup in his hair, and there's no time to wash it. Artie has to go to school with syrup-hair. And then, on the way there, he gets

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“Stine takes the normal anxieties of childhood—in this case, the first day at a new school—and blends exaggerated humor with a few equally exaggerated moments of horror in a fast and goofy romp. Lots of fun for Stine fans.”—Booklist
 
“As usual, Stine delivers the hilarity and horror that readers love, and his mastery of sustaining mood will not disappoint. The humor and descriptive first, first day of school allow for faster pacing in the subsequent days, and kids will love the twist at the end.”—School Library Journal
“Stine’s signature blend of horror and humor, combined with an unexpected ending, offers a fresh view on a familiar idea.”—ABC New York
 
“The genuinely scary encounters in Ardmore’s basement will get kids racing through the pages.  And the surprising twist in the end provides the just right explanation for it all.”—ReadKiddoRead.com
 
“R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series, brings his unique blend of storytelling, suspense, humor and horror to It’s the First Day of School . . . Forever! . . . . Stine’s many fans will not be disappointed in this book, and anyone who likes mysteries, humor or scary books will enjoy it as well.”—BookPage
 
“Stine excels in describing events every school child fears. His young fans will find this one a satisfying read.”—TeensReadToo.com
 
“A preteen horror take on Groundhog Day. . . . Great fun as ever, supplied by genre’s most prolific and reliable master.”—Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • R.L. Stine

  • Before R. L. Stine made his name as the Stephen King of children’s literature, he was the author of humorous fiction and an editor of Bananas magazine. He is the bestselling author of more than three hundred books, including the phenomenally bestselling Goosebumps series. It’s the First Day of School . . . Forever! is Stine’s first book with Feiwel and Friends.
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